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Jacksonville Dram Shop Law Attorney

Many states, including Florida, have legal regulations of alcohol consumption known as dram shop laws. The name comes from an outdated term for liquor stores, where alcohol was once sold by the dram (a small unit of measurement). Dram shop laws hold liquor stores, bars, and restaurants partially responsible for injuries inflicted by intoxicated customers.

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may have a legal case against the establishment that sold him or her alcohol. Jacksonville dram shop lawyer Don Guthrie, PA can advise you about the strength of your case and your best legal options. Contact our offices at 904-296-1088.

When Businesses Share Responsibility

Dram shop laws vary from state to state. Unfortunately, Florida has some of the most permissive laws in this area. Establishments can only be sued under our state’s dram shop laws in the following circumstances:

Selling alcohol to a minor. If a person under the age of 21 purchases alcohol from a business, becomes intoxicated, and then injures another person, the injured party may have a legal case against the business. It does not matter whether employees knew they were serving a minor or not; they have a legal obligation to enforce the drinking age in their establishment.

Selling alcohol to a “habitual drinker.” People with drinking problems are notoriously unable to control their behavior once they have starting drinking. Because of this, establishments that serve alcohol have an obligation to refuse service to anyone they know to be an alcoholic. If they neglect this obligation, they can be partially liable for any accidents the alcoholic person causes while intoxicated.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by someone who should have been refused alcohol, Jacksonville dram shop law attorney Don Guthrie, PA can help you win the compensation you deserve.

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Building a case against a negligent drinking establishment is not easy. For important information about the legal process, contact Jacksonville dram shop law lawyer Don Guthrie, PA at 904-296-1088.

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